Pictorial Past | Rail line’s last run

The Mansfield-Douglas line made its last run on March 2, 1985. A crowd gathered in Douglas for the farewell. (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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Douglas celebrates Christmas

The annual Douglas Community Christmas Celebration, held at the historic Douglas Church, brought back holiday traditions for young and old on Dec. 8.
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Pictorial Past | Popular store prepares to reopen

The new Douglas General Store owner Judi Sparks (1947-1995) along with her friends and family apply a fresh coat of paint on the building in July of 1984 in preparation of its reopening.
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Butterfly sanctuary in Douglas

Monarch butterflies are close to being on the endangered species list, which inspired Barbara Lowe of Douglas and her foster children to do something about it.
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Pictorial Past | Milling operation in Douglas

The Hammond Mill Co. building in Douglas around 1909.
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Lee second-grader, Chief for a Day

For the 16th year in a row, the Apple Blossom Festival began with a ceremony in Wenatchee’s Memorial Park to recognize six elementary school students who serve the area’s law enforcement agencies as “Chief for a Day.”
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

April 20 Bridgeport, animal problem: 1000 block of Columbia Ave., there was a report of a boxer pitbull in the road. The dog jumped at two people, but no one was injured. The owner was located and issued a notice of infraction for dog at large. Bridgeport, burglary: 1400 block of Foster Ave., a car window was broken out and a door found open at a residence. The deputy performed a security sweep...
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Foster Creek Conservation meeting

WATERVILLE — Foster Creek Conservation District will hold a board meeting 6 to 9 p.m. May 9 at the Foster Creek Conservation District office, third floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 203 S. Rainier St., Waterville. For more information, contact district manager Amanda Ward, 888-6372.
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SCORE is searching for mentors

The Central Washington SCORE Chapter (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses) is looking for volunteers with business experience who are willing to share their expertise with small businesses in Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties.
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Waterville native hired as NCW Fair manager

The NCW Fair has a new fair manager. Carolyn Morley, a native of Waterville, has been hired to fill the position that has been vacant since former manager Loni Rahm left after last year’s fair.
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